[erlang-questions] What is the correct representation of text in erlang programs?

Steve Davis <>
Mon Apr 13 23:53:34 CEST 2009



On Apr 13, 4:39 pm, Steve Davis <>
wrote:
> So would it be fair to say that, as a general design principle for
> representing strings in erlang terms then a binary representation is
> far more preferable than a "list of integers"?
>

Additionally

1) do people tend to agree with Joe's guidance in that exchange
re:couchdb, and if so why isn't it plastered all over the tutorials?
3) Shouldn't the word "string" be banned from the debate about text in
erlang apart from as a reference to a specific foreign data type?
3) Are my questions too trite?



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